How can my diet affect my risk for osteoporosis?

David Slovik, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
What you eat early in life has a lot to do with the state of your bones later on. Research indicates that women whose diets contain the greatest amounts of calcium and vitamin D during childhood and adolescence have denser bones during adulthood. Consuming enough calories is also vital: when girls and women have too little body fat to support menstruation because of anorexia or bulimia, their bones suffer and they are in greater jeopardy of developing osteoporosis.

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